Events Organizer ADNEC consolidates with ISNR Abu Dhabi deal

By Rahul Vaimal, Associate Editor
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ADQ owned Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) has acquired the International Exhibition for National Security and Resilience (ISNR Abu Dhabi).

Through the transaction, ADNEC, which organizes several high-profile international exhibitions will add another prominent conference in the MENA region that covers the security equipment sector, including device manufacturing and security technology development.

The strategic partnership will enable ADNEC to further consolidate its leading position in the business tourism sector, and further strengthening Abu Dhabi’s leading regional and international position in a range of strategic sectors.

ADNEC’s deal with ISNR Abu Dhabi will add several marquee events such as;

  • International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX)
  • Naval Defence Exhibition (NAVDEX)
  • Unmanned Systems Exhibition (UMEX)
  • Simulation and Training Exhibition (SimTEX)
  • SIAL Middle East and
  • Abu Dhabi International Boat Show
Humaid Matar Al Dhaheri
Humaid Matar Al Dhaheri
MD and CEO

“ADNEC continues to consolidate its leading position in the business tourism sector. We are enhancing our contribution to the economy of the emirate of Abu Dhabi, in line with the goals of Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030, through our diversified portfolio of activities. This high-level event is a strategic addition, demonstrating our commitment to developing the exhibition sector in Abu Dhabi and the region as a whole. This event supports our local and international stakeholders, our exhibitors, and event participants, who can benefit from our considerable industry knowledge and extensive global business network.”

“In acquiring this strategic event, the first revamped edition under the ownership of ADNEC will take place in early February 2022, capitalizing on its success during previous years through developing and strengthening its presence, befitting the stature and the reputation of the UAE in the international exhibitions industry,” Mr. Al Dhaheri summed up.

ISNR Abu Dhabi

ISNR Abu Dhabi is a leading platform that showcases the latest innovations in the security solutions sector.

The exhibition strengthens business relationships for companies protecting critical infrastructure facilities and working in border-control and counterterrorism operations. In addition, the conference enables sectors including crime management; forensic sciences; disaster, crisis, and emergency management; digital security; and safety and security at major events and crowded areas.


ADNEC is an industry leader in the management of conference centers and the development of leading exhibitions.

Founded with a vision to become a leading destination for popular, high-profile international conferences in the Middle East and North Africa, ADNEC is a key player in promoting business tourism in Abu Dhabi. The company owns a network of regional and international centers and hotels and organizes a wide range of leading international exhibitions and events.